Former Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary
Mrs. Bush named Lea Berman as Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary in December 2004. Mrs. Berman previously served in the Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign in the Coalitions and Finance Divisions. Prior to joining the campaign, she served as Social Secretary and then as Chief of Staff to Lynne Cheney. Mrs. Berman has owned and operated an event planning business in Washington, DC and was Senior Fellow in Latin American Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She received her bachelor's degree from Miami University and her masters in Latin American studies from Georgetown University.